Every now and then, I think it would be fun to open a Lost Ogle-themed bar and grill called Mom’s Basement – a smokey, divey establishment complete with a coin operated laundry.
Considering how awesome and popular we are, it could work. We could have Free Team Trivia every night of the week, a full selection of Anthem beers on tap, a 15-minute “Aint Nobody Got Time For That” lunch guarantee, and TLO-inspired menu items such as:
– Ogle Mole Enchiladas
– AT’s $65,000 Meatloaf
– Lil’ Bit of JoJo Cakes
– Hipster Boo Boo Beautiful Burrito
– Traber Bros. Turkey Soup
– Dean’s Lil’ Smokies
– Louis Fowler’s Lamb Loins
Actually, we should get Louis to write descriptions on the menu. People would come in just to read it!
Fortunately, there are some relics of failed restaurants of the past floating around out there that remind me that slapping our name on a bar and grill may not be the best idea — and far from a guaranteed success. For example, check out what was recently available for sale on the Facebook Marketplace:
I’m not sure if it was the happy hour specials consisting of only beer and radishes or the fact that most of the waitresses were women that Al met on his trips to Thailand, but like 95% of all sports bars, Al Eschbach’s Bar & Grill never really took off.
Although we missed our chance to purchase this fragment of OKC’s failed bar and restaurant history, there is another item that is available for free: